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At the end of the Baldwin roadswitcher era on CP’s E&N Division, pairs of prepared-for-storage units were sent north from Victoria shop to Nanaimo for barge movement to the mainland then furtherance to storage (and eventual scrapping, except for one) at Calgary, shown here with 8000 (in script, the one that survived) and 8003 (in red) in train No. 51 on the ruling grade up to Langford and with GP9s 8540 and 8665 on the headend in the distance on Wednesday 1975-03-19.  Two days later, the last one to have been running, 8010, made the same trip.

On the left is the CN Cowichan sub., that portion last used by the Victoria Pacific steam tourist operation a few years earlier.
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Caption: At the end of the Baldwin roadswitcher era on CP’s E&N Division, pairs of prepared-for-storage units were sent north from Victoria shop to Nanaimo for barge movement to the mainland then furtherance to storage (and eventual scrapping, except for one) at Calgary, shown here with 8000 (in script, the one that survived) and 8003 (in red) in train No. 51 on the ruling grade up to Langford and with GP9s 8540 and 8665 on the headend in the distance on Wednesday 1975-03-19. Two days later, the last one to have been running, 8010, made the same trip.

On the left is the CN Cowichan sub., that portion last used by the Victoria Pacific steam tourist operation a few years earlier.

Photographer:
Ken Perry [153] (more) (contact)
Date: 1975-03-19 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8003 (search)
Train Symbol: No. 51 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Victoria sub. (6.4) (search)
City/Town: Langford (search)
Province: British Columbia (search)
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  1. Such amazingly historical scenes, Ken. Good stuff!!!

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